Martin Luther King

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‘It felt like history itself’ – 48 protest photographs that changed the world
Protest can change everything. Which is why governments around the world want to suppress it. In a week when thousands in the US expressed their fury over Roe v Wade, we look back at some of the images that helped rewrite laws and change the way we think

Gabrielle Schwarz and Felix Bazalgette. Introduction: George Monbiot

02, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The week in audio: Exactly With Florence Given; Desperately Seeking Wisdom; The MLK Tapes
Florence Given’s livewire new podcast is all about empowerment

Miranda Sawyer

22, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Janet Yellen says US economy is unfair to Black Americans in MLK Day speech
‘Dr King knew that economic injustice was bound up in the larger injustice he fought against,’ says treasury secretary

Edward Helmore and agencies

17, Jan, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Harris warns voting rights ‘under assault’ as family and activists honor MLK
Martin Luther King’s family and civil rights advocates urged lawmakers to ‘protect our voting rights or be an enabler of voter suppression’

Maya Yang

17, Jan, 2022 @3:45 PM

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‘Whenever it’s darkest, look to the stars’: Martin Luther King III keeps the pressure on for voting rights
In an interview with the Guardian, the civil rights leader and his daughter talk about digging in and fighting on

Sam Levine in New York

15, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘It’s time to take action’: faith leaders urge Biden to pass voting rights legislation
A letter organized by Martin Luther King III and his wife comes after Republicans successfully filibustered bills four times this year

Maya Yang

23, Dec, 2021 @5:39 PM

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The Guardian view on Josephine Baker: a timely addition to the Panthéon | Editorial
Editorial: President Macron’s decision to honour a consummate black artist and civil rights activist sends an important message


28, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM

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The Mountaintop review – Martin Luther King meets his match in a motel room
Ntombizodwa Ndlovu is spellbinding in Katori Hall’s intriguing drama about an imaginary meeting between King and a maid

Arifa Akbar

04, Oct, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Pennsylvania school district reverses ban on books by authors of colour
The Central York school board has gone back on its decision to bar a list of titles by or about people of colour from being used as educational resources

Alison Flood

22, Sep, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Washington voting rights march marks Martin Luther King anniversary
Nearly 60 years after the I Have a Dream speech, crowds came to the capital again to protest attacks on minority rights

Ankita Rao in Washington

28, Aug, 2021 @8:25 PM

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Pervis Staples, Staple Singers co-founder, dies aged 85
The gospel group singer embraced secular music with great success and helped soundtrack the civil rights movement

Laura Snapes

13, May, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Xernona Clayton: the civil rights legend who befriended a KKK leader – and changed his mind
An extraordinary activist, she fought for integrated hospitals, helped organise the March on Washington and became the first Black TV presenter in the south

Steve Rose

28, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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